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English definition of “drop ball”

drop ball

noun [C]
a way of starting a football game again that involves the referee dropping the ball between two opposing players who must compete to get it after it hits the floor: The game was restarted with a drop ball.
(Definition of drop ball from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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